ALL men should abide by a 6pm curfew to make women feel safer on the streets after the tragic case of Sarah Everard, a Green Party peer has suggested.
Baroness Jones, who sits in the House of Lords, said in a debate on domestic violence that it could help cut down cases of discrimination too.
It comes after human remains were found last night in the case of Sarah Everard, who went missing after leaving a friends’ house in Clapham last week.
A serving Met Police cop has been arrested over her murder.
Speaking in the House of Lords last night Baroness Evans said: “In the week that Sarah Everard was abducted and, we suppose, killed—because remains have been found in a woodland in Kent — I argue that, at the next opportunity for any Bill that is appropriate, I might put in an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6 pm.
“I feel this would make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened.”
Sarah vanished last week as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South West London – and hasn’t been seen since.
She left there around 9pm, phoned her boyfriend on the way, but is believed never to have arrived home.
PC Wayne Couzens, 48, was last night being held on suspicion of her abduction and murder.
The 48-year-old father-of-two is a Met Police armed diplomatic protection officer stationed in Westminster.
The Metropolitan Police last night confirmed human remains have been found in Ashford, Kent, but said they had not yet been identified.
It is 30 miles from the Deal home where Met Police gun cop was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of Sarah’s kidnap.
It comes as…
- Police were last night investigating whether Wayne Couzens used his warrant card to entice Sarah into a car
- Sarah’s family said she would never have taken a lift from a stranger
- Human remains were found in woodland in Kent last night as part of the investigation
- CCTV from a London bus could have helped cops in their investigation
- Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said she was “utterly appalled” at the news
It’s not believed the pair knew each other beforehand.
One line of inquiry is that he may have lured Sarah into his vehicle out of view of CCTV cameras.
His work saw him provide protection at major public events attended by senior members of the Royal Family.
It comes after thousands of women have taken to social media to share stories about how they too don’t feel safe on Britain’s streets.
A vigil is being held in Clapham, South London, at the weekend, for women to “take back control” of the streets, amid an outpouring of fear and emotion.
The head of the Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick tried to reassure women last night it was still safe, but admitted people would be scared.
Shesaid: “I know Londoners will want to know that it is thankfully incredibly rare for a woman to be abducted from our streets.
“But I completely understand that despite this, women in London and the wider public – particularly those in the area where Sarah went missing – will be worried and may well be feeling scared.”
This morning Home Secretary Priti Patel vowed to do more to make sure that women feel safe walking home.
She said: “I am deeply saddened by the developments in the Sarah Everard investigation. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Sarah, her family and friends at this unbearable time.
“Many women have shared their stories and concerns online since Sarah’s disappearance last week. These are so powerful because each and every woman can relate. Every woman should feel safe to walk on our streets without fear of harassment or violence.”